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::: zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
::: expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
::: tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
::: buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
::: hazardous - dangerous
::: crone - hag; ugly old woman
::: untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
::: eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
::: exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry